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Oct 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
conflict. still they are finding new and effective ways to strike. the three u.s. military police officers were on foot patrol in a market with afghan police when the suicide bomber struck. four afghan officers, and six civilians were also killed, and dozens hurt. joint u.s./afghan operations are becoming more common, and so are the risks. on saturday an american soldier and a u.s. civilian contractor were killed by an afghan soldier. the latest in a growing series of insider attacks. despite mounting worries, afghan commandos firing live rounds still train side by side with elite american special forces. >> right here in front of you. >> reporter: you can't stop working with these guys? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: at this level, joint combat operations are now the rule. americans no longer go it alone. >> i'm very impressed with your training here today. >> reporter: general tony thomas heads all special operations forces in afghanistan. his men rely on their afghan partners. a relationship the taliban hopes to undermine. >> we lost another soldier to a green-on-blue attack. what are
NBC
Oct 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
news" with brian williams. >>> good evening. they now estimate over 67 million of us watched the debate in denver last night and what people saw was a highly energized, motivated and combative mitt romney sharing the stage with a subdued and lackluster president obama. what they saw was mitt romney on his way over the course of 90 minutes to scoring a clear and consensus victory in what will be the first of three meetings. between these two men. for romney, today felt like a new chapter. here's a look at the crowd waiting for him tonight in virginia. while the president today said some things he was expected to say on that stage last night. we begin our coverage with nbc's andrea mitchell. andrea, good evening. >> good evening, brian. the president showed up today armed with attack lines against mitt romney a day late. trying to regain his footing after a rocky debate performance, the president today at an outdoor rally seemed everything he was not last night. >> the man on stage last night, he does not want to be held accountable for the real mitt romney's decisions and what he's been
NBC
Oct 5, 2012 5:30pm PDT
battered by his poor performance in the debate. >> today's news should give us some encouragement. it shouldn't be an excuse for the other side to try to talk down the economy, just to try to score a few political points. >> reporter: not surprisingly, mitt romney saw it differently. >> there were fewer new jobs created this month than last month. >> reporter: romney argued today's numbers disguised the fact that people had stopped trying to even find jobs. >> so it looks like unemployment is getting better. but the truth is, if the same share of people were participating in the work force today, today is on the day that the president got elected, well, the unemployment rate would be at about 11%. >> reporter: it is true that only 114,000 jobs were added last month, a modest number, but economists say a number of people were working, not just giving up trying to find a job. and numbers from the last two months went up. still, manufacturing was weak >> we're seeing a lot of volatility in the numbers on a month to month basis, so until we see a consistent trend in the numbers that s
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if you were among the over 60 million of us who watched the presidential debate, then you know we saw two things that night, really, an energized mitt romney, and lackluster president obama, and tonight it appears what happened that night has the numbers on the move there was new polling when they opened up against the president, the numbers show the race trending, tightening, trending towards romney, at least right now, we begin with peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, a romney adviser tells me that the campaign is stronger, that the candidate is increasingly confident. he tried to draw a sharp contrast on the issue of national security. with just 29 days to go, following the last debate, the race is quickly tightening, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows romney leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new gallup poll shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today, romney tried to f
NBC
Oct 25, 2012 5:30pm PDT
stunned. >>> and over-caffeinated, what is in the stuff millions of us buy, and why sometimes it is impossible to know amid the questions about safety. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, and while we are in the middle of covering whirlwind election campaign, tonight, something else deserves our immediate attention at the top of the broadcast. while the calendar may tell us we're days away from halloween and the november election, for that matter, it is still hurricane season. and hurricane sandy has experienced what forecasters are calling a stunning increase in size and in intensity. this late-season storm has already caused flooding in jamaica, damage in cuba, and haiti, and because it has the potential to affect more than 50 million americans along the east coast population centers, if it indeed combines with another storm and makes u.s. landfall as is now considered likely, it deserves our attention. we begin our coverage with meteorologist jim cantore on singer island in florida, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, this is a forerunner of what we're de
NBC
Oct 11, 2012 5:30pm PDT
to be joe biden. >> reporter: they described his mood as upbeat. whether joe biden and ryan uses first names, remains to be scene. the moderator will introduce him as congressman, although he is far less experienced than joe biden, ryan's advisers don't seem worried. >> he can talk about all his years in washington, all the multiple times he has run for president, the tough decisions he has made. they have a record that is bad for the country, he will have to defend it. >> what he can't run from is the president's record. >> reporter: aides say mr. ryan spent the afternoon relaxing with family, working in time for last minute studying. he even hit the gym, just as an old-time picture hits the stands, and a pep talk from his seven-year-old son, sam. now we're on the college campus, of course, which means certain traditions need to be upheld. a couple of days ago, a student brought the picture of fred vincent into the debate hall. he has not missed a home football game here since he passed away. now finally, president obama will watch tonight's debate from air force one after a day of campaign
NBC
Oct 12, 2012 5:30pm PDT
. >>> and dire warning about the u.s. power grid. it could shut down banking and even the flow of water. now there is a new warning about the chance of a massive attack in cyberspace. >>> and behind the scenes, a little known chapter of the american crisis, now shown on the screen and tonight, ben affleck, on why he was drawn to this story. >>> and from the heart, a mother's promise that got millions of moms talking about how to stay in the picture for their kids. >>> good evening, the vice president debate is now history, and while all eyes are on next tuesday's presidential debate and the town hall format, we have learned the eyes of over 50 million americans were on last night's event, a crisply moderated event, rowdy at times, tense at times, between the two men who represented the largest age gap of any debate. paul ryan and joe biden were not at the top of the ticket, but the reviews were instant in both style and substance, we begin with ron mott traveling with the campaign in ohio, good evening, ron. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you, as you can see behind me, governor mitt rom
NBC
Oct 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
alexander in the hall, thanks for starting us off tonight. >>> now over to our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd also at the venue tonight. chuck, what's the task for both sides, for both men? >> reporter: well, i can tell you that both campaigns view it this way. the candidate that spends more time litigating the other guy's plans will feel as if they're winning. the campaign that feels like they're spending more time defending their own plans will feel like they're losing. i can tell you this. one lesson that president obama and his campaign believe they've taken from president bush in 2004 is don't take this first debate lightly. that's why they prepared so much. and don't assume he's just going to sit back and, quote, sit on his lead. he's going to be a little more aggressive tonight than maybe people realize. as for mitt romney, don't be surprised if he tries to get libya in the conversation. yes, it's an economy debate, but if he doesn't, aides tell me he's got a big libya foreign policy speech that he'd like to do in the next couple of dies, brian. >>
NBC
Oct 26, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is at pleasant point for us, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, a number of states in this region have already declared states of emergency. new jersey is one of the places where hurricane sandy could make landfall on monday night. already on the east coast, preparations are being made for what is expected to be an historic storm. today, sandy toured across the bahamas, the powerful storm knocking over trees and sending the ocean into the streets, at least 40 dead in haiti, cuba and jamaica. scenes of destruction adding to the preparations along the east coast of the u.s. >> i think that everyone has learned lessons from the last storm. >> reporter: connecticut is one of 13 states haunted by last year's irene, and the nearly 16 billion in damage, leaving thousands without power for days. then hit by a surprising snowstorm on halloween. today, governor malloy warned it could be the type of storm not seen in 30 years. >> have enough food and water for everyone in your household. assume there will be an elongated period of time in which you will be without energy. >> reporter: at the
NBC
Oct 10, 2012 5:30pm PDT
starting us off today, our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd is with us from the site of tomorrow night's debate in danville, kentucky, and chuck, set the scene tonight, the advance buzz, this has been called an epic generational debate, of course it takes on more importance given the first debate at the top of the ticket. >> reporter: well, the college here, centre college, they call it the thrill in deville, this is the second time they hosted a presidential debate, they hosted cheney versus lieberman but you're right, there is a lot more pressure on joe biden to perform. and he is sort of walking this line. i talked to aides that say yes, he will be more aggressive than the question. that is a fact. but the question is, is he too aggressive? because we mentioned the generational gap, because a lot of the people view this as more as a visual. does this person look like he is ready to be president? and that is paul ryan's challenge, he is youthful, compared to joe biden. and he was not helped yesterday. mitt romney says he was not sure if paul ryan had h
NBC
Oct 15, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is home in illinois. brian. >> peter alexander, inside the debate venue starting us off, thank you. >>> and we have more on this critical debate format, the opportunities, the potential pitfalls of the modern day town hall. our report today from andrea mitchell. >> i'll turn to you for a few questions. >> so everybody take a seat so i can see who wants to answer questions. it is a format that should favor barack obama, who out distances romney with the favor this year, the president's town halls are rare, and sometimes not in person. >> there is a huge demand for engineers around the country right now. >> i understand that, but how -- i mean. >> yeah. >> given the list that you're getting, i mean, we're not getting that. >> reporter: and after his first debate performance, the president is being pulled in two directions, get tough with romney, be nice to the audience. other lessons from the past, don't look at your watch, stay out of your opponent's personal space, don't be cranky. you know who voted for it? might never know. tom brokaw who did it four years ago, said the moderator
NBC
Oct 8, 2012 7:00pm EDT
and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. xxxx >>> on the broadcast tonight, closing the gap, the new polling numbers that show how that debate changed the race, and the new front romney opened up on the president today. >>> outbreak, more people are sick from meningitis tonight, the attempt to find those at risk. >>> and more on the hand sanitizers that are popular everywhere, how could they be a bad thing? we'll tell you what the doctors believe. >>> and making a difference, you see them at the airport, sniffing, doing their job, and in the world of working dogs, that is the big leagues. and wait until you hear w wait until you hear what they overcame to make it to the pros, nightly news begins now. this is nbc nightly news with brian williams. >>> good evening, if you were among the over 60 million of us who watched the presidential debate, then you know we saw two things that night, really, an energized mitt romney, and lackluster president obama, and tonight it appears what happened that night has the numbe
NBC
Oct 14, 2012 3:30pm PDT
at almost 800 miles n hour. nbc's tom costello monitored the mission. he joins us from washington with more. >> the team says that felix baumgartner broke the record for the highest jump ever, the highest free fall and he broke the sound barrier at mach 1. >> felix disconnect the oxygen hose. >> reporter: there he was at 128,000 feet, standing quite literally on the edge of space, preparing to do what no one had done before, with his mom watching from mission control, 43-year-old felix baumgartner offered a few words most most part to understood. then he was gone, beginning a terrifying supersonic dive from 24 miles up. a white dot as he quickly passed 700 miles an hour. >> speed 720 miles an hour. >> reporter: the scene began well before sun rise as they prepared felix. baumgartner is no novice he's made harrowing dumps before from 15 and 18 miles up. but today was about breaking a free fall record that has stood since 1960. the former austrian military paratrooper faced instant death. he told jay leno that fear is healthy. this morning after a brief burst of wind, baumgartner's balloon go
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Oct 23, 2012 5:30pm PDT
alexander in nevada starting us off tonight. peter, thanks. >>> and now to what happened last night, that third and final debate, where the tone shifted yet again. as we said, so did some of the positions. we have two reports beginning with our political director and chief white house correspondent chuck todd. chuck, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. well, it was a contrast in debate strategy. not necessarily a contrast between the two candidates. the president and mitt romney seemed to reverse rolls from the very first debate. as president obama seemed like the candidate that felt the need to try to change the contour of this race. and mitt romney deciding the best strategy was to play it safe. in the third and final debate, the president wasted little time touting his foreign policy achievements. >> we ended the war in iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 911. and as a consequence, al qaeda's core leadership has been decimated. >> reporter: mitt romney tried to poke holes in obama's position, while trying to stay above the fray. >> i see i
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. until we have smart meters deployed which will let us know what is going on at the other end of your reader, we do not know. letting us know you have an outage lets us trading delay. we know it is not just your home. is the feeder impacted as well. >> is there any way for you to begin to compare this to something else, what it might be like? >> that was a difficult challenge. we have had some storms, but there has been no foliage on the trees. some storms have come through in october with foliage. this is unusual because we have a mix of trees with leaves. think of them as an umbrella. the wind pulls them in an unusual directions. >> it is an unprecedented storm. with it is. we will be out there. patients will be key. this will be a long event. >> we appreciate your filling us in on what bge is doing before the storm hits. stay with us. 11 news at 6:00 continues after this. >> warnings are up for the state. there is a blizzard warning in the mountains. more coming up. >> i am sheldon dutes with tips on how to get ready for the approaching storm. >> i am lowell melser in ocean city. >
NBC
Oct 27, 2012 6:30pm EDT
heavy flooding in the caribbean sandy tonight is tracking parallel along the u.s. coast toward a rare and fateful rendezvous monday with two other potent weather systems. call it a hybrid storm. it is expected to send sandy inland with damaging winds and torrential rain. the storm will impact some 64 million people. tonight, eight states and the district of columbia are under states of emergency as officials brace for flooding and power outages. some mandatory evacuations are already under way. forecasters warning just how dangerous the storm is. we've got our team in place to cover it all. let's start in new york with weather channel meteorologist jim cantore. good evening. >> reporter: good evening, lester. more preparations under way. by the time tomorrow night rolls around we'll feel the impacts across much of the northeast. let's talk about this and lay out the impacts of the storm. the satellite shows a hybrid transition. you have a cloud canopy that stretches over the entire eastern seaboard with the storm's center 730 miles to the south of new york city. here's the track. this
NBC
Oct 9, 2012 5:30pm PDT
exactly four weeks from tonight until election day. when you hear us talking about battleground states, here is what we mean. right now it's ohio that means everything to these two candidates. and it's news that the romney campaign is suddenly this competitive in ohio. no republican has won the white house without it. president obama carried it last time, and ohio itself has supplied us with eight american presidents over the years. both men running for the job were in ohio today along with nbc's peter alexander, traveling with the romney campaign, and starts off our coverage in cuyahoga falls, ohio. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you. we're seeing real evidence that this race is tightening, not just nationally, but in crucial battlegrounds like here in ohio. with both candidates descending on the buckeye state, the o in ohio could easily stand for offense. a poll released late this afternoon shows president obama's lead has shrunk to just four points. touching down on akron on the last day ohioans will vote. mitt romney will campaign here four of the last fiv
NBC
Oct 19, 2012 5:30pm PDT
a choice women have been making, using science to put off motherhood. >>> good evening, with 18 days to go now until this presidential election, there was something that happened during one brief shining moment last night that a whole lot of americans would like to see more of. both candidates made fun of themselves and then went on to say nice things about each other and their families. that was last night. today, the president and governor romney went their separate ways, some campaigning, some preparation for the next and final debate on monday night, just prior to the all-out sprint to the finish. we begin our coverage tonight with our chief white house correspondent, chuck todd, good evening. >> good evening, brian, we're at the point in the campaign where every day feels like a week, every week feels like a day. well, today the president is feeling the heat, testing out yet another new line of attack on mitt romney. president obama today dialled up his criticism in virginia, feeling the heat from mitt romney's continued momentum. >> i mean, he is changing up so much and back-tracking
NBC
Oct 28, 2012 3:30pm PDT
towards us far off the coast. but it's landfall that has scientists using megastorm, a surprising link up between two massive storms, impacting up to 60 million people. you have to see what it looks like from space to really appreciate the size of the storm. it's simply a swirling right mass up and down across. people are heeding the urgent warnings especially in coastal regions. tonight people are under mandatory evacuation orders. new york city city and philadelphia are also preparing to shut down mass transit. our team is spread all along the mid-atlantic coast with the latest on the storm and its impact. we want to begin with the weather channel's jim cantore on the tip of lower manhattan. >> reporter: where i'm standing in about 24 hours, there's a very good chance i'll be standing here in waist-high water, if i were still standing here and i won't be. here it is on satellite as you mentioned, just a huge cloud canopy, currently about 523 miles to the south of new york city, there's a very low pressure to this so to the wind field is 900 miles wide this. s-path that we have seen for
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Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
political team in denver. she'll be fact checking the debate for us during our coverage later tonight. but because of breaking news on two fronts, libya and syria, tonight we come to you in your capacity as our chief foreign affairs correspondent. what do you know on both? >> reporter: well, the president was briefed on this latest incident. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack. and also the president, the white house issued a statement from the national security council, hillary clinton spoke to the turkish foreign minister and said the u.s. will support turkey in this. all are condemning syria and holding syria to account. this as also more trouble for the administration with benghazi. the hill is now asking for answers. they want a hearing next week. hillary clinton said
NBC
Oct 16, 2012 5:30pm PDT
is in place to start us off tonight, beginning with nbc's peter alexander. he's inside the debate venue at hofstra university on long island. peter, good evening. >> brian, good evening to you. 82 undecided voters picked from here in new york's nassau county will share this set with the president and mitt romney tonight. and nothing is left to chance. the president will be introduced first. that was determined by a coin toss. and mitt romney will get the night's first question. flanked by advisers, president obama squeezed in one more short debate prep session this morning in virginia. >> how are you feeling about tonight? >> i'm feeling fabulous, look at this beautiful day. >> reporter: touching down on long island, governor romney also met privately with his team, intent on duplicating his strong first debate showing. tonight the challenge, president obama rebounding from his performance two weeks ago, and stopped his opponent's surge. aides say mr. obama will be firm but respectful. >> you want to connect directly with that voter and talk to them. i know the president will, about wha
NBC
Oct 17, 2012 5:30pm PDT
of us take every day could actually cut the risk of cancer. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, those who were hoping a different president obama would show up at last night's second presidential debate, they got their wish. in terms of energy, the dynamic between the two men, the tempo of the conversation, the body language, genuine flashes of anger, last night was very different, some said like a street fight between obama and romney. and while a lot of facts were thrown on the stage, a lot was said, there were enduring images and lines, like the romney quote, binders full of women, which took on its own life today. and here are numbers to consider as we get under way tonight. we're under 500 hours to go before this election, and so far, the campaign members have spent just under a billion to get elected. think about what all that money could buy. back here, with the race, chuck todd and andrea mitchell, and chuck, a new day after a big event. >> you know, absolutely, if it was not clear to you before it should be now. the two men trying for office, don't really like each oth
NBC
Oct 29, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. >> the use of 911 versus 311. the mayor had reminded people that 3 chondroitin 11 is up and running. -- 311 is up and running. >> and they were talking about preferring to use texting. a lot of times, you cannot get a takes a lot, but it less power and a lot less space, i suppose, to send a text, so if you can do that, do that instead of a phone call. on the way to work this afternoon, in this era of texting and cell phones, in order to conserve energy in the event that we lose power, turned the brightness down. make sure you close out the phone soons on your you can have your cell phone ready. if you need to call, you will not be able to plug-in because you have lost power. that is a way to conserve energy on your cell phone. >> our live and continuing coverage of hurricane city continues in just a moment. do not go anywhere -- of >> and the time right now is about 6:40. welcome back to our continuing coverage of the hurricane. thank you for staying with us. we will check in with our chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> it looks like it is pushing close to onshore. here we are at 20 minu
NBC
Oct 18, 2012 7:00pm EDT
days you get choose from the top-down policies that got us into this mess, or the policies that get us out of this mess. >> reporter: mr. romney spent the day focusing on foreign policy. his running mate hit the trail in florida. >> president obama is not telling you what his second term plan would be. he is not saying that he is offering anything new. all he is offering is four more years of the same. >> reporter: vice president joe biden in nevada fired back at mr. ryan, playing off the title of mr. ryan's book, "young guns." he used eyebrow raising rhetoric they called the comments over the top guns." the romney campaign called the comments "over the bruce springsteen, alongside president obama for the campaign. >> governor romney's argument is, we're not fixed, so fire him and put me in. why in the wide world would you chunk a strategy that is working for one you know will not work? >> reporter: ohio and wisconsin are the states seen as the election firewall, because winning them means they could lose every other key state, including florida, nevada, virginia, colorado such as geor
NBC
Oct 30, 2012 5:30pm PDT
us what was left of her beach front restaurant. >> that was the whole dining area. there were walls and windows. this is where our to go was, and this is our kitchen. >> there are no walls and windows now. >> it's amazing. >> let's go. i don't have time for this. >> reporter: today as utility crews tried to clear the roads, police and firefighters went door to door, making sure there weren't any victims. as is the case up and down the shore, residents were not allowed to return home today until it's safer. given what's happened here and across the state, officials say that could take several days or more. it all happened in a matter of hours. tonight the winds are calm, it hasn't rained at all today. and the ocean is now breaking about 30 or 40 yards offshore. it's very calm. of course, brian, the damage has been done. >> when we say it redrew the map of the jersey shore, sadly, we mean it. ron allen, point pleasant beach tonight, starting off our coverage. >>> one of the awful dramas that unfolded last night happened in the city of new york, the borough of queens, the neighborhood
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